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  1.    #1  
    I am in Statistics Hell... I have two research papers due, and 10 stat problems that are giving me gray hair (okay, more gray hair...)

    Please put me out of my misery, or at least give me a little sympathy...
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    Eeek. I remember statistics well. Actually, I will say I remember the hell of statistics well Hang in there!
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    I appreciate the kind words... I just finished the stat problems, now for the research papers. I locked up all sharp objects, just in case...

    The sad part is, I will probably never use about 90% of this stuff.

    Oh no, was that a statistic?
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    I don't know which is worse, dealing with those stats, or having a mom getting a degree using them.

    The latter isn't so fantastic.
    -Bernie

    "One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice president, and that one word is 'to be prepared'.
    -Dan Quayle
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    Cool... Hey, I wish she was MY mom right now!!!

    I just finished one of the research papers and still have one to go. Midnight deadline, better go hunt up some more caffeine....
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    Nice to see you on the boards again FixitGal!

    Papers aren't that bad, just drink lots of Coca-Cola and make sure to have at least 1 pound of candy available..

    oh wait.. no college papers are icky. my bad.


    Good luck, email me when you have had some sleep..
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff
  7.    #7  
    Originally posted by miradu
    Nice to see you on the boards again FixitGal!
    Thanks miradu! Nice to be back...

    Papers aren't that bad, just drink lots of Coca-Cola and make sure to have at least 1 pound of candy available..

    Okay! I could go for a hot fudge sundae right now! Hmm, maybe not.... I still would have to face the scale.

    oh wait.. no college papers are icky. my bad.

    Icky is not quite the word I would use right now. Maybe they used term papers as a medieval torture device?


    Good luck, email me when you have had some sleep..

    I will... Night...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    Ummm.. sadistics, I remember it well (and calculus too, oh the bad memories), I always though integrals and such looked like satanic writing, like somehow if I wrote something the wrong way by accident I would summon the devil.. I mean, Just look at this , doesn't it just look evil (yes I know it's a calc problem) : http://math.stcc.mass.edu/mcdonald/C...roblem%206.gif

    Doesn't it look like the work of the devil??
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    JK you got your sympathy from me. that just happened to me and i flipped out and stopped attending the course.
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    Originally posted by EricG
    Ummm.. sadistics, I remember it well <snip>

    Doesn't it look like the work of the devil??
    You may be right! I could imagine a Python skit on the Spainish Inquisition, but instead of using "comfy cushions" they would use the "standard deviation."

    Inquisitor: "What is the standard variance? Confess!"
    Prisoner: stammers "I don't know, I don't know!"... whimpers
    Inquisitor: "You must confess! What is the standard deviation?"
    Prisoner: Screams, and faints...

    See, it does sound evil...
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
  11.    #11  
    Originally posted by thorin


    JK you got your sympathy from me. that just happened to me and i flipped out and stopped attending the course.
    Great chart! I'm going to print it and put it on my wall...

    Thanks for all the support folks. I finished both papers around 11:30 last night (made the midnight deadline by a hair...) Now the wait to see what grade I get.
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
  12.    #12  
    Originally posted by EricG
    Ummm.. sadistics, I remember it well <snip>

    Doesn't it look like the work of the devil??
    You may be right! I could imagine a Python skit on the Spainish Inquisition, but instead of using "comfy cushions" they would use the "standard deviation."

    Inquisitor: "What is the standard variance? Confess!"
    Prisoner: stammers "I don't know, I don't know!"... whimpers
    Inquisitor: "You must confess! What is the standard deviation?"
    Prisoner: Screams, and faints...

    See, it does sound evil...
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    fixitgal,

    what do your kids think of mommy staying up all night writing a paper?
    -Michael Ducker
    TreoCentral Staff
  14.    #14  
    Originally posted by miradu
    fixitgal,

    what do your kids think of mommy staying up all night writing a paper?
    They think it's a scream and had a lot of fun teasing me about it this morning. But my oldest is going off to college in a few months, so payback is just around the corner!
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    My dad is a statistian. He's always telling us about the statistician who drowned b/c the river was two feet deep on average.

    (I know, I know, we groan whenever we hear it, too!)

    Kelley
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    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    My dad is a statistian. <snip>

    Kelley
    How come I can't have parents who are statistians? I love the joke though, I'll have to tell that one to the class...

    I have one more week of Hell, then the Final (where I will surely crash and burn...)

    Keep those cards and letters coming!
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
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    I hated stats. Never really thought there was a practical use for it until I started studying digital signal processing (where it's used heavily in frequency analysis, if I remember correctly).

    Still hate it, but at least there is a use for it.
    It's gotta be weather balloons. It's always weather balloons. Big, fiery, exploding weather balloons.
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  18.    #18  
    Originally posted by sowens
    Still hate it, but at least there is a use for it.
    Yeah, that's the scary part...

    I would just blow it off, but it's a critical part of being able to interpret research data and I really need that extra skill.

    I just wish it didn't make my brain hurt...
    "When I am Empress...Heads will roll!"
    Queen of Parts
  19. #19  
    Originally posted by fixitgal
    I have one more week of Hell, then the Final (where I will surely crash and burn...)
    You'll be fine!!
  20. #20  
    Originally posted by K. Cannon
    My dad is a statistian. He's always telling us about the statistician who drowned b/c the river was two feet deep on average.

    (I know, I know, we groan whenever we hear it, too!)

    Kelley
    Put his head in the oven and his feet in the freezer. On average he'll be OK.
    Jeff
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